Alicia Keys steals a coach’s seat at The Voice

Alicia Keys steals a coach's seat on The Voice

Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will serve as coaches for season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. The singers replace Pharrell Williams, who has been onboard for four seasons back to back, and Gwen Stefani, who had rotated with Christina Aguilera. Stefani is on tour with her new album, and Williams, who tweeted a note welcoming […]

CBS renews 11 series

CBS renews 11 series

CBS gave renewals to 11 series: dramas Blue Bloods, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Scorpion, comedies Mom and 2 Broke Girls and reality competitions Survivor and The Amazing Race. The shows join previously renewed Big Bang Theory and NCIS. Still awaiting word: Criminal Minds, CSI: Cyber, The Odd […]

Garry Shandling passes at age 66

Garry Shandling passes at age 66

Comedian and actor Garry Shandling died suddenly Thursday, March 24 in LA. He was 66. According to reports, Shandling appeared healthy and talking with people yesterday morning, but was taken to the hospital after a 911 call and passed away there later in the day. Shandling, who started as a writer before becoming a stand-up […]

Animal Planet, ASPCA go first-rate on special about second-chance canines

Animal Planet, ASPCA go first-rate on special on second-chance canines

As its 150th anniversary approaches in April, the ASPCA is partnering with Animal Planet to take viewers behind the scenes of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in the special Second Chance Dogs, premiering Saturday, April 16 at 9a during PETopia, Animal Planet’s pet-programming block. The special follows six dogs on their journeys from frightened canines to […]

Ken Howard dies at 71

Ken Howard dies at 71

SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard died Wednesday at age 71. Perhaps best known for his role in sports drama The White Shadow (1978-81), Howard earned an Emmy Award for his performance in HBO’s Grey Gardens, and a Tony for Child’s Play. Howard was elected president of SAG in 2009 and 2011, eventually becoming president of the […]

NBC orders Jenna Dewan Tatum dance competition, Channing onboard

NBC orders Jenna Dewan Tatum dance competition, Channing onboard

NBC ordered six episodes of an untitled dance competition series produced by EndemolShine North America, Purple Cup Productions and Free Association, starring Jenna Dewan Tatum as a judge and mentor. The actress/dancer/wife of Channing will exec produce along with her husband, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin and Meegan Kiernan. The Tatums are a winning TV team, […]

Here comes the judge

Sarah Palin

Here comes the judge, albeit one without a law degree. 2008 vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed a deal with production company Warm Springs to host and star in a daytime courtroom reality show in the Judge Judy vein, and will shoot a pilot to sell to a network. The […]

Showtime releasing full Dice season

Showtime releasing Dice full season

For the first time in Showtime history, the network is holding a special launch, releasing all six episodes of new comedy Dice at once to its subscribers. The series will be available on Sunday, April 10 at 12a with its linear premiere airing at 9:30p. “With its six episode run, we feel this comedy is […]

Amazon could be your cable guy

Report: Amazon may bring more ad products to Alexa

In addition to books, toys and garden hoses, Amazon now sells service bundles from Comcast. The phone, Internet and TV Xfinity packages, part of the retail giant’s new “Amazon Cable Store,” are priced the same as those offered via Comcast. So what’s the draw? “Amazon is not only the biggest online retailer and a place […]

Tim Roth boards BBC series

Tim Roth boards BBC series

Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Samantha Morton (Miss Julie) will star in BBC One three-parter Rillington Place. Serial killer period drama comes from BBC One Drama Productions and Bandit Television.

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